Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Schoolmaster of Poyntzpass, Co. Armagh, and maker of sundials in the 1810s and 1820s.(1)  Thomas McCreash carved sundials for four churches in Co. Armagh, namely St Joseph's Catholic church, Poyntzpass (1817), Acton Church of Ireland parish church, Poyntzpass (1819), St Patrick's Catholic church, Ballyargan (1826) and St Patrick's Catholic church, Lissummon (1828).(2)

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(1)   Barbara Best, Acton Parish Church, Poyntzpass (Poyntzpass and District Local History Society, ?) 85 (illus.), http://www.poyntzpass.co.uk/Before_I_Forget/2000_No_8/Acton_Parish_Church_Poyntzpass.pdf (last visited, May 2014).
(2)   Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 266,513,515.


4 work entries listed in chronological order for MCCREASH (OR MCCREASH), THOMAS *


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Building: CO. ARMAGH, POYNTZPASS, CHURCH OF ST JOSEPH (RC)
Date: 1817
Nature: Sundial beside entrance, for Rev. Henry Campbell.
Refs: Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 513.


Building: CO. ARMAGH, POYNTZPASS, CHURCH (CI, ACTON PARISH)
Date: 1819
Nature: Memento Mori sundial on N face of tower.
Refs: Barbara Best, Acton Parish Church, Poyntzpass (Poyntzpass and District Local History Society, ?) 85 (illus.), http://www.poyntzpass.co.uk/Before_I_Forget/2000_No_8/Acton_Parish_Church_Poyntzpass.pdf (last visited, May 2014);  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 513.
 

Building: CO. ARMAGH, BALLYARGAN, CHURCH OF ST PATRICK (RC)
Date: 1826
Nature: Memento Mori sundial on outer nave wall, for Rev. Arthur McGurk
Refs: Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 266.


Building: CO. ARMAGH, LISSUMMON, CHURCH OF ST PATRICK (RC, OLD)
Date: 1828
Nature: Sundial, for Rev. Bernard Loughran. (Moved to new Church of the Immaculate Conception.)
Refs: Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 515.